Fr Brian writes;

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Deacon Simon writes….

Fr Brian, continues his recovery but it will be many weeks before he can resume his ministry. In the meantime, all Masses are being covered by Fr Brian (senior) and Fr Bernard. In an emergency Fr Kim can be contacted and Fr Simon Chinery has also offered to help. As a parish we owe them all a massive THANK YOU.

However, our retired priests only cover Mass. The anointing of the sick will be covered by Fr Kim. I will be responsible for baptisms, weddings and funerals and for all Hemel West parish business. We will be extending the current Mass schedule for at least another month until the end of September. This scheduling will run up to Friday 2nd October. So, if the current Mass stewards could continue their service to the parish, we would all be grateful.   Please keep Fr Brian in your prayers.

Baptism Preparation Classes: These will resume on 24th September via on-line video conferencing. To book a place please go to https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/hemelhempsteadwest/events/baptism-preparation-west/  after 2pm on Sunday 16th August. This 1.5-hour internet video meeting is for Mums and Dads to understand the obligations of being parents to a baptised child. The format is to review the rite of baptism so that they know what will happen on the day; and more importantly, know what is expected afterwards. When booking please provide an email address and not a telephone number as your contact, to enable me to send the link to you the day before. Please ignore the Covid-19 info – this is an internet meeting.